For those that weren't aware, I graduated with my Master's Degree last week. And that week has flown by pretty quickly. I've started to put up pictures of the day and I'm sure some of my family members have some too. And I'll post a new blog post about it soon, first I wanted to share the acknowledgements I wrote for the write-up of my Master's Project. I read them out loud at my party but there were so many people that couldn't be there that I wanted to share it here.
Warning, this is a bit of a long read.
Family: To everyone else I haven’t mentioned yet; Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins I have to say thank you to you all as well. Even if I didn’t speak much about my project (there were many times I needed to take a step back and didn’t even want to think about it) I could tell that you all were helping me in your own ways. I know I’m making you proud with what I’m achieving and I could feel that every time I became stressed with the process of my project or if I felt that things weren’t going the way I wanted them to. Thank you for being there even in spirit as distance has kept us apart or if I didn’t call or email because I was so focused on my school work. You all have helped me in more ways than you know.
Dr. Socha, Dr. Fran, Dr. Beck: Thank you for putting up with me! Ha. Honestly, with my constant e-mails and consistently getting direction thank you for everything. Thank your Dr. Socha for not turning away my idea for my project in the first place, thank you Dr. Fran for giving me early editing ideas on the first few drafts of my write-up as well as things to think about in my project class. Thank you Dr. Beck for giving me some ideas of things to think about along the way as well as giving encouragement when it was needed. I certainly could not have gotten this finished without you three. Thank you all very much
Professors at Hollins and ODU: To the professors that I’ve had once, twice, or even more than that at Hollins and ODU, thank you. Thank you Professor Fallon and Professor Sampon-Nicolas (from Hollins) who not only made me love French again, but for writing my recommendations into this program. Not only have you always made me feel even better about my abilities on things that I didn’t have much confidence in (seriously, if we never took actual tests in our French classes I would’ve been over the moon) but you were a hand in helping me be where I am today with ODU. Thank you. Professors at ODU: Anderson, McNutt, Santo, Florini, Richards, Brubeck, Dr. B, (and any others I’m sure I’m forgetting) you’ve made my journey within this program very enjoyable. I enjoyed all of my classes and I speak of them very often. My mind has been opened to many concepts throughout this process and I can’t wait to share them with others.
FA: Everyone at FA! The faculty, the alumni, my classmates, everyone who I’ve known and don’t know at FA, just by being a part of that school you all rock. I never feel more at home than when I do when I’m back at FA or when I run into the parent of someone that was there or an alumni I haven’t seen in a long time. Being on the cross country team for seven years and being a part of FA for fourteen years is some of the best times of my life and I know that with the education I received from FA it will continue to take me far. So to everyone there (especially Miss. Moschetto, Mrs. Altman, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Clark-Evans, Ms. Wood, Mrs. Wimble, and Mrs. Calloway, I apologize if I forgot to name anyone) thank you from the bottom of my heart for making it exciting to still visit the school every once in a while and for everything you’ve taught me along the way. Also, a great big thank you to the class of 2010; the best there’s ever been! I miss you guys.
Friends: Shout out to the friends that have helped me through these past few years! Ty; all of the FB chats about what’s going on in our lives, live chatting Amazing Race and Survivor, watching React videos, and catching up at Red Robin or wherever we go whenever we’re home, giving a supporting word when my sisters or I are discouraged about something, you’re awesome. Thanks for being such a great friend all these years and here’s to many more. Mitch, Will, and Emma; even though we don’t talk much I love to catch up with you guys when we get the chance and I love to see where you all are going in life. Mandy; gorky, we’ve been talking for so long and I know that whenever we text, even if it hasn’t been a while we’ll find something to talk about. Thank you for cheering me on for everything and I’m glad I’ve been able to do the same to you. Maybe one day we can do it face to face. Tamyka, Amanda, Pernell, Bobbie, Ines, Emem, V, and Alexis I’m so glad that I got to meet all of you through the Lifespan and Digital Communication program. You’ve made me feel at home through our schooling and it was great to know I had someone to talk to, commiserate with, hang out with, and even vent whenever the time came. I’m going to miss seeing you around all the time. But it was great to know that we were all in it together and we all are going great places. Hope to see you again soon. And thank you to all of my online friends; Rafael, Jacqui, Greg, Anthony, Gen, and Ethan.
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